reducing memory used by Mailscanner (Eduardo Casarero)

Eduardo Casarero ecasarero at
Wed Apr 21 16:25:33 IST 2010

2010/4/21 Bryan Guest <bryan.guest at>

>  How do you use clamav? we use clamd and reduces a lot the memory usage of
>> mailscanner childs. (and its also faster)
> We are using the clamav-sa package from the mailscanner site.  So it sets
> us up to use ClamAVmodule which I thought was supposed to be fastest?
> If I use this package, how do I convert to clamd?  I mean, I can find the
> option in MailScanner.conf, but what I am asking is does the Clamav-sa
> package actually install a functional clamd?
> Bryan

We just install spamassassin-clamav package from mailscanner site and then
you only have to run the daemon

/usr/local/sbin/clamd --config-file=/usr/local/etc/clamd.conf

You only have to verify that in /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf the value
"LocalSocket" matches the one in MailScanner.conf and "clamd" is selected as

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